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    An explosive sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a female TV personality against a veteran male news anchor is roiling Bloomberg, the company owned by former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a lawsuit obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, Abigail Doolittle, an on-air news reporter at Bloomberg Television since 2016, is claiming she was repeatedly sexually harassed for four years by news anchor Mark Crumpton who has been at the company for three decades. Insiders are debating whether it is a case of the latest MeToo moment at Bloomberg – which has wrestled with complaints from women in the male-dominated company in the past and now has a new multi-year harassment claim on its hands. Or is it a case of a 'newsroom Karen' in which an attractive young white news woman is leveling complaints without merit against a veteran black news anchor. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took no action after Doolittle's initial complaints to the federal agency last year, but in July signed off on the case and gave Doolittle her 'notice of right to sue' on her own in...
    Donald Trump has announced that he is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James, challenging the prosecutor's own suit against the ex-president and his business, demanding $250million in damages. Trump, 76, aired the lawsuit in an impassioned post to his Truth Social platform Wednesday night, in which he called the attorney general 'corrupt' and 'bias,' and New York 'one of the most crime-ridden places on earth.' Trump further charged that James, who aired plans last year to run for governor against Kathy Hatchel in the upcoming election but backed out after failing to raise the necessary funds, has done little to protect New York against rampant crime. Instead, the suit states the prosecutor has engaged in a senseless 'war of intimidation and harassment' through her office's investigation into Trump's Big Apple-based real estate company, which James charges skirted taxes for 15 years. Filed in Florida circuit court Wednesday evening, the lawsuit states James abused her position 'to pursue a relentless, pernicious, public, and unapologetic crusade against' the ex-president, who currently resides in Palm Beach County, Florida. The goal of James' supposed witch...
    CNN legal contributor Norm Eisen said that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil suit against former President Donald Trump, his three oldest children, and the Trump Organization is “devastating” and “may be as or more serious than some of the pending criminal cases” against Trump. James announced on Wednesday a civil suit against Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and the Trump organization over alleged fraud between 2011 and 2021. CNN anchor Ana Cabrera asked Eisen, who served as the Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee during Trump’s first impeachment, why James went the civil route when she said there are possible criminal violations over the alleged fraud. Eisen said James “has the power to do the civil suit” in which “she has very constrained criminal authority that wouldn’t reach here.” Eisen continued: And the civil suit is devastating. I mean, these are allegations and we have to emphasize it’s just allegations. This case has not yet been tried to a judge and jury. But these are allegations of a staggering fraud that’s spread over many...
    Residents of Portland, Oregon with physical disabilities have filed a lawsuit accusing the city of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to clear homeless encampments from city sidewalks. The federal class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday says that Portland has failed to keep the sidewalks accessible to people with mobility issues by allowing encampments to proliferate unchecked. The 55-page lawsuit slams city officials for leaving sidewalks 'inaccessible, dangerous, and unsanitary' because they are 'blocked by tent encampments and attendant debris.' 'The City has failed and continues to fail to maintain its sidewalks clear of debris and tent encampments, which is necessary to make its sidewalks readily accessible to people with mobility disabilities,' the lawsuit states. The lead plaintiff in the suit, 54-year-old Tiana Tozer, is a former humanitarian aid worker and two-time Paralympic medalist. A federal class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday says that Portland has failed to keep the sidewalks accessible to people with mobility issues by allowing encampments to proliferate The lead plaintiff in the suit, 54-year-old Tiana Tozer (left, and right in 1996), is a former humanitarian aid worker...
    Amber Heard has dumped the attorney who defended her in her unsuccessful defamation trial with Johnny Depp as she now tries to appeal the verdict.  Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented the Aquaman actress in the six-week defamation trial, has parted ways with Heard. Attorney's David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, who represented The New York Times earlier this year in a defamation lawsuit against 2008 vice president nominee Sarah Palin, will take over as the appeal proceeds.  The pair work for Ballard Spahr and have covered various cases, including companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation, speakers in First Amendment cases, journalists, and news organizations. Announcing the news, Heard's spokesperson said in a statement: 'When it comes protecting the fundamental right of Freedom of Speech, we look at the jury's decision - to paraphrase a famous quote - not "as the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning."'  'A different court warrants different representation, particularly as so much new evidence is now coming to light.' Heard, 36, was ordered to pay her ex-husband more than $10 million in damages at...
    "Ken Paxton seeks to dismiss state bar’s lawsuit against him over his attempt to overturn the 2020 election" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to dismiss a professional misconduct lawsuit filed by the state bar against him related to his legal challenge of the 2020 presidential election, court documents show. In a court filing June 27, Paxton asked a district court in Collin County to dismiss the Texas State Bar’s lawsuit. The state’s top lawyer, a Republican who is seeking a third term in office, said state bar investigators are biased and politically motivated against him. After the 2020 election, Paxton filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn elections in battleground states where former President Donald Trump, a Paxton ally, had lost. The...
    Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York attorney general’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association is no mere “witch hunt,” a New York judge ruled Friday in dismissing the gun rights advocacy group’s claims that the case is a political vendetta. Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen’s decision means the nearly 2-year-long legal fight can continue. It began when James, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit that accused some top NRA executives of financial improprieties and sought to dissolve the group. The attorney general’s job includes oversight of nonprofit organizations incorporated in the New York, where the NRA was chartered in 1871. In March, Cohen rebuffed James’ bid to shutter the NRA. But the judge let the case go on, with the potential for fines or other remedies if the attorney general prevails. The NRA accused James in a court filing last year of waging “a blatant and malicious retaliation campaign” because of its views. The group sought to halt the lawsuit. Cohen rejected those arguments. “The narrative that the attorney general’s investigation into these undeniably serious matters was nothing more...
    Dior seems to be betting big on Johnny Depp despite the recent revelations in his high-profile defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The French fashion house appears to be broadcasting an old ad featuring the controversial 59-year-old actor, according to TMZ. The renewed publicity comes as Dior has continued to stand by Depp throughout the trial, and sales of the cologne he advertises, Sauvage, have been rising at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. Back in the spotlight: Ads for Dior's cologne Sauvage featuring Johnny Depp have gone back into primetime rotation despite his recent defamation trial and controversies, according to TMZ So far, Dior has not said if it is making a renewed push on Depp's Sauvage ads.  The Dead Man star recorded several commercials for the fashion house since he became the brand ambassador for the cologne in 2015. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Johnny Depp teams up with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck for... Johnny Depp racks up over 10 MILLION TikTok followers within... Johnny Depp and Amber...
    ABC "Dancing With the Stars" Mirrorball NeNe Leakes is being sued, but the reality TV star and “Dancing With the Stars” alum is hitting back at the lawsuit. According to TMZ, Leakes is being sued by her boyfriend’s wife. The lawsuit, according to the site, is “for allegedly sleeping with her man, causing her marriage to collapse.” The lawsuit was filed by Malomine Tehmeh-Sioh against Leakes. Leakes is dating Nyonisela Sioh, and TMZ reports that Tehmeh-Sioh claims emotional distress, mental anguish and “a loss of affection” in the suit due to pictures of Leakes and Sioh being posted. The suit was filed in North Carolina, and, according to Montgomery Family Law, people can be sued for alienation of affection there. “Alienation of affection allows a spouse to sue a third party for wrongful acts that deprived them of the love and affection of their spouse,” the firm states.Leakes Denies the Allegations View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nene Leakes (@neneleakes) Leakes took to Instagram to deny the allegations of being a “husband stealer.” “[There’s]...
    Paul McCartney waded into the ongoing controversy over Johnny Depp amid his ongoing defamation suit when the rocker featured the actor in a video at a recent concert. Footage posted to Instagram on Tuesday shows McCartney, 79, performing his song My Valentine at a show in Seattle while showing a recording of Depp, 58, playing guitar. The oddly timed concert footage comes as the actor is engaged in a furious court battle over his defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, though McCartney has been using the video at his shows for nearly a decade.
    Blac Chyna testified in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday that she never consciously took a $100,000 payment known as a 'kill fee' for the end of her former E! show Rob & Chyna. Chyna, 33, took the stand in her $100 million lawsuit against Kris Jenner, 66, Kylie Jenner, 24, Kim Kardashian, 41, and Khloé Kardashian, 37, over claims they sought to ruin her show business career and force the show off the air in 2016. Chyna, whose full name is Angela Renée White, took the stand for the third consecutive day in the ongoing trial, fielding questions from Kardashian-Jenner lawyer Michael Rhodes about the reality series, which aired on E! from September to December of 2016 and chronicled her relationship with Rob Kardashian, 35. The latest: Blac Chyna, 33, testified in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday that she never took a $100,000 payment known as a 'kill fee' for the end of her former E! show Rob & Chyna. She was seen leaving the court Thursday in a black BMW Rhodes said that the Lashed Cosmetics owner - who shares...
    NeNe Leakes on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in an Atlanta federal court, saying that the companies that produced The Real Housewives of Atlanta oversaw a hostile and racist workplace. Leakes, 54, named Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen, 53, Bravo, NBCUniversal, True Entertainment and Truly Original, as well as executives from the companies, in her suit, according to the Associated Press.  Leakes, who is Black, said in court docs that she had reported hearing racist remarks from white RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, 43, to higher-ups with the companies, and faced professional repercussions as a result. The latest: NeNe Leakes, 54, on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in an Atlanta federal court, saying that the companies that produced The Real Housewives of Atlanta oversaw a hostile and racist workplace. She was snapped in NYC in 2019 'NBC, Bravo and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged,' Leakes' legal team said in court docs in the suit. The reality star, whose full name is Linnethia Monique Leakes, appeared on 214 total episodes...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Two Black coaches joined former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores in his lawsuit claiming racist hiring practices by the NFL toward coaches and general managers. The updated lawsuit in Manhattan federal court added coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton. READ MORE: Trio Of Thieves Stole Cars From Opa-locka Dealership, Shot Security GuardWilks alleges he was discriminated against by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and Horton claims he was subjected to discriminatory treatment when he interviewed for the Tennessee Titans head coach position in January 2016. The rewritten lawsuit from Flores also criticized the NFL for its response to the lawsuit he brought against it and its teams several weeks ago. In a release from the lawsuit’s attorneys, Wilks said he hoped the lawsuit would help bring racial equality to the league. “When Coach Flores filed this action, I knew I owed it to myself, and to all Black NFL coaches and aspiring coaches, to stand with him,” he said. “This lawsuit has shed further important light on a problem that we all know exists, but that...
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already paid nearly $3 million to the woman who filed a paternity suit against him on March 3, including a $70,000 Range Rover for her $33,000 'Sweet 16' party nine years ago, according to an Arkansas attorney who says he facilitated the transactions. Jones's alleged payments to the plaintiff, 25-year-old Alexandra Davis, also included full tuition at Southern Methodist University, Little Rock attorney Don Jack told ESPN on Thursday. 'On numerous occasions I have made payments on behalf of Mr. Jones to Cindy and Alex Davis,' Jack said in a statement, referencing the plaintiff and her mother, Cynthia Davis Spencer. Jones, a 79-year-old married father of three, has not confirmed or denied that he is Davis's father. However, Davis's 16th birthday party was featured on the reality TV show 'Big Rich Texas,' which included footage of her receiving a new, white Range Rover. Jones's attorneys accused Davis of extortion while moving to have her lawsuit dismissed in a filing earlier this week. Davis alleged in her lawsuit that when she was 1, Jones agreed...
    Prince Harry has filed yet another lawsuit against the publishers of the Daily Mail, but his representatives are refusing to say what it is about. A spokesperson for Prince Harry told The Daily Beast that Harry had indeed filed a complaint against the company, but declined to give further details about the exact nature of the action. Associated Newspapers have been approached for comment. The Daily Beast was told by a source in the newspaper industry that it was believed the suit—which the writer Omid Scobie, who has excellent contacts in the Sussex camp, described as a libel action on Twitter—may relate to an article in the Mail on Sunday saying that Harry had tried to keep secret a lawsuit he has brought against the British government. Harry initiated that lawsuit to try and force the British state to reinstate him with police protection when visiting the U.K. On Feb. 19, the Mail on Sunday ran a story about the case with a long headline reading: “EXCLUSIVE: How Prince Harry tried to keep his legal fight with the...
    New York (CNN Business)Jurors in Sarah Palin's defamation trial against the New York Times are done deliberating for the day.A jury of nine New Yorkers, made up of five women and four men, deliberated for about two hours starting Friday afternoon. They are expected to resume deliberations Monday at 9:30 a.m.The former Alaska Governor sued the Times and its former editorial page editor James Bennet in 2017 after they published an editorial that erroneously linked a map that Palin's political action committee had posted to the 2011 shooting that killed six and injured former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The editorial in question is called "America's Lethal Politics" and was published on the day of the 2017 shooting at a baseball practice that injured Congressman Steve Scalise. It was meant to address heated political rhetoric ahead of the shooting, but it erroneously said that there was a "clear" link between a map that had crosshairs over congressional districts, including Giffords', and the shooting that injured her. Bennet testified that he added language about there being a clear link and that once he...
    New York Times Co. v. Sullivan was a landmark decision in 1964 in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that freedom of speech protections prevent public figures in America from suing media entities for defamation unless they can prove said companies were motivated by "actual malice." First Amendment litigator Floyd Abrams lamented that "the golden days" when "there were a number of very pro-press decisions coming down in the Supreme Court and trial courts" have ended. In recent years, members of the Supreme Court — Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch — have even criticized the precedent established in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, urging that its outcome be rethought. Ms. Palin is represented by the attorneys who won professional wrestler Hulk Hogan $140 million in damages from the gossip blog Gawker after it published an ill-begotten sex tape of the celebrity and refused a judge's order to remove it from the website. Palin's case certainly lacks the intimate personal scandal characterizing Hulk Hogan's, but her lawyers believe they have evidence of a pattern of...
    After exiting "General Hospital" following almost two decades on the program, actor Ingo Rademacher joined "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Fox Nation to discuss his new lawsuit against Disney subsidiary ABC over its coronavirus vaccine mandate. Rademacher, who was denied a religious exemption, told host Tucker Carlson that submitting to the injection would go against many of his beliefs, including religion. The actor, 50, spoke of his elderly parents who still live in his home country of Germany, where he said they hike every day in the Alps and are on zero pharmaceutical medications at their advanced age, due in part to their longstanding use of homeopathic and other remedies for illnesses. The injections from Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson go against that life tradition, while the mandate effectively cancels out a human being's individual body sovereignty, he said. "To me, it's staying healthy and dying healthy as well," Rademacher said. "Being injected with something like this COVID vaccine – personally, I don't think I need it, and I think I should be able to make that choice." He said that by...
    On Tuesday, a group of North Dakota businesses and their employees filed a Petition for Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit challenging the legality of President Biden’s use of an OSHA “emergency temporary standard” to force vaccinations on people working at companies with 100 or more employees.   The businesses are DTN Staffing, a company with more than 400 employees in Mandan, North Dakota, which provides nurses to health facilities, and Miller Insulation, a company with nearly 400 employees in Bismarck, North Dakota, which provides commercial, residential, and oil field insulation.  The North Dakota litigants are represented by lawyers from the Alliance for Free Citizens (where I am general counsel) and the America First Policy Institute. The North Dakota businesses’ suit is in addition to suits that have been filed by several state attorneys general.  A suit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday gained an initial reprieve from the Fifth Circuit, which stayed the OSHA standard until further notice.  That is not surprising, because OSHA’s standard is vulnerable on so many grounds....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBSLA) — Lili Bernard, an actress who appeared on the Bill Cosby show filed a civil lawsuit for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting her during a mentoring session decades ago. Bernard claimed she woke up with a naked Cosby on top of her during a mentoring session in 1990. READ MORE: US Marshals Involved In Shooting Near Downtown Long Beach“The sexual violence and threats Cosby unleashed upon me as described in my lawsuit derailed the upward momentum of my acting career and caused me lifelong-disabling PTSD and sickness which have sometimes required hospitalization,” said Bernard. READ MORE: Mayor Eric Garcetti Responds To Federal Indictment Of Councilman Mark Ridley-ThomasCosby maintains his innocence and his spokesman claims the lawsuit is an abuse of the legal process.  MORE NEWS: Authorities Looking For Justin Ricardo Jauregui, Man Missing from East Rancho DominguezCosby was freed from prison earlier this year after his rape conviction was overturned. 
    Johnny Depp has claimed he has become a victim of cancel culture, warning that 'no one is safe' and urging those affected to 'stand up' for themselves.  Speaking in the Spanish city of San Sebastian, before accepting an honorary award at the film festival, Depp, 58, said the situation had become 'so out of hand.'  In July 2020 he lost a high-profile case at the High Court in London, after The Sun newspaper described him as a 'wife beater' and he sued. His ex-wife Amber Heard filed for divorce in 2016, accusing him of verbal and physical abuse, and she testified in London. Depp lost his lucrative role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise in the aftermath of the case.  Back in the U.S., Depp has recently won the right to proceed with a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard.   Depp told the audience in Spain that he saw himself as a victim, and was concerned about the wider implications for society. Johnny Depp, 58, claimed on Wednesday that he is a victim of cancel culture - speaking in Spain, ahead of...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump, by seeking $100 million in damages from Mary Trump and the New York Times, is admitting that the paper’s reporting on his taxes, which he previously called “fake news,” was actually real. On Tuesday, Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece, as well as several New York Times journalists, for the disclosure of his tax information — but he had previously slammed the tax claims published in several of the paper’s articles as “fake news.” In September 2020, the New York Times reported that Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he was elected president. While Trump immediately dismissed the reporting as “fake news,” his recent filing of $100 million in damages suggests that the revelation is likely true. “It’s totally fake news,” Trump said during a press conference when asked about the New York Times report. “Made up. Fake.” Trump additionally dismissed a 2018 New York Times report on his taxes as a “very old, boring and often told hit piece,” while his lawyer Charles Harder said, “The New York Times allegations of fraud...
    San Antonio-based physician Alan Braid has been sued for defying the Texas abortion ban, a decision he admitted to last week expecting a legal challenge. WHITE HOUSE 'STRONGLY SUPPORTS' BILL THAT WOULD BLOCK STATE-LEVEL ABORTION RESTRICTIONS The civil suit will be the first legal test of the law’s constitutionality. The ban on abortions after six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant, does not make exceptions for cases of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. It is enforced by private citizens, who are authorized to sue anyone who aids and abets the procedure for a minimum of $10,000. People who drive patients to a suspected abortion, for instance, are susceptible to legal action if caught. The law went into effect on Sept. 1, and abortion rights advocates were powerless to stop it when the Supreme Court declined to issue a temporary injunction one day later. Less than a week after the law was implemented, Braid said he performed an abortion on a woman still in her first trimester but beyond the six-week cutoff. “I...
    London (CNN)Queen Elizabeth was welcomed back to her beloved Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle, Monday for her annual summer residency with a ceremony complete with an honor guard and a Shetland pony. The trip should have been a chance for the monarch to decompress after a difficult year that saw the death of her husband, Prince Philip, and spend time with her loved ones, who routinely visit the remote Victorian estate in Scotland's Dee Valley. Instead, less than 24 hours into the vacation, Britain's royal family was dragged back into crisis as it emerged Prince Andrew was being sued in New York by a woman who alleges she was sexually abused by the senior royal when she was 17. This is not the first time a member of the family has faced legal action, CNN historian and royal expert Kate Williams says. She points out that Prince Charles was sued by a law student in 1978 following an appearance in Ohio. The student sued for alleged deprivation of "various rights guaranteed by the (US) Constitution," (though the case did not progress)....
    The actor Michael Keaton he is promoting the film “The Protégé” and that places him on a silver platter so that they ask him about his return as batman for the movie “The Flash”. Recall that the actor returns to don the Batman suit that he wore in director Tim Burton’s films of the late 80s and early 90s, to help introduce the multiverse into the DC Universe on the big screen, after what was seen in television in the crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earth.” When asked what it was like to put on the Batman suit again three decades later with this film, the actor acknowledges that he began to have certain flashbacks from the past. It is like riding a bicycle. Strangely yes. And also, man, I had flashes of memories, no pun intended, they came back. They did, just as I start to think about the risk Tim and everyone involved took, really. I say it all the time, it’s true, he started all this … In another interview he has also alluded to his...
    Sonmez made news herself in 2018 when she publicly alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles Times' Beijing bureau chief Jonathan Kaiman while she was drunk, and later wrote about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. In response to the allegations, Kaiman said, "My perception and Ms. Sonmez's perception of that night's events differ greatly. It's unfortunate that, in hindsight, she feels the way she does about that night. I am a proponent of women's rights and believe that every woman has a right to be heard and to tell her truth." Kaiman was suspended by the paper while they conducted an investigation and ultimately resigned. According to the lawsuit, after Sonmez's allegations, editors for the Post twice barred her from covering high profile stories regarding alleged sexual harassment because they felt that her objectivity regarding these stories might be questioned, in light of her personal history. After Sonmez publicized this policy in March 2021, the Post publicly reversed their policy and announced that they would allow Sonmez to cover these stories in the...
    An American-born, bilingual Muslim woman wearing a hijab was forced to move from a Southwest Airlines exit row seat after a flight attendant told her she 'couldn't speak English' and 'would bring the whole plane down in an emergency.' The woman - referred to only by her first name Fatima - and her sister spoke Arabic when they boarded the plane from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas on May 22, after seeing their mom in hospital. That's when they were approached by the flight attendant who reportedly told Fatima to move.  The sisters switched to English, which they speak fluently, and tried to reason with the steward,' Fatima's lawyer Marwa Elbially said. But the staff member would not change her mind and allegedly told them, 'It doesn't matter.' To make the issue worse, the flight attendant said Fatima had to move but allowed her sister, who wasn't wearing a hijab, to sit in the seat, Elbially said.  'The hardest part was keeping my composure for three hours after being insulted,' Fatima said.   Fatima (left) takes the podium, next to her sister, as...
    A bitter defamation lawsuit is now brewing between Johnny Depp and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) after new documents revealed the non-profit's staff penned the explosive domestic violence op-ed at the center of the actor's $50million libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard.  A trove of emails seen by DailyMail.com suggest Heard, 35, had minimal input in the December 2018 article which was written by an ACLU strategist then submitted to her for approval.  The draft went through multiple legal revisions, with Heard's lawyer anxious not to mention Depp, 57, by name or breach a non-disclosure agreement in the former couple's $7million divorce settlement.  But when it appeared in the Washington Post, Depp sued instead for libel, arguing the 1,000-word essay - entitled: 'I spoke up against sexual violence and faced our culture's wrath' - was a clear reference to their failed marriage and falsely labeled him an abuser.  Johnny Depp could be gearing up to sue the ACLU for defamation after emails reveal it was the non-profit's staff that ex-wife Amber Heard's explosive domestic violence op-ed at...
    The parents of a Bowling Green State University student who died from alcohol poisoning after an alleged fraternity hazing ritual have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the frat and several of its members.  Stone Foltz, 20, a sophomore business major at the Ohio university, died in a hospital on March 7 - three days after he was allegedly blindfolded and forced to drink 40 shots while pledging Pi Kappa Alpha's Delta Beta chapter.  Foltz was found unconscious by a roommate on March 4 after members of the fraternity allegedly dropped him off at his apartment. He was put on life support and died after his family arranged for his organs to be donated.  On Tuesday, his parents, Cory and Shari Foltz, filed the suit in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court alleging that their son died after he experienced 'extensive hazing' and are seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney fees.    Cory and Shari Foltz filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against Pi Kappa Alpha's Delta Beta chapter, the national fraternity and several...
    Two police officers filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump Tuesday for injuries sustained during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, according to court documents. Capitol Police Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby allege in the suit that Trump incited a mob to storm the Capitol building which resulted in physical and emotional injuries. The officers are requesting $75,000 in compensatory damages and an unspecified amount in punitive damages from Trump, according to the complaint. “The insurrectionist mob, which Trump had inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted, forced its way over and past the plaintiffs and their fellow officers, pursuing and attacking them inside and outside the United States Capitol, and causing the injuries,” the suit alleged. Hemby, 59, suffered injuries to his left hand, knee, back and neck after being hit with objects and sprayed with chemicals, the suit said. The complaint also said Hemby was crushed against a metal door at the eastern entrance of the Capitol building while attempting to fend off the mob. “He [Hemby] was bleeding from a cut located less than...
    More On: donald trump ‘Self inflicted’: Texas gov blames migrant border surge on Biden rollback of Trump policies Geophysicist Capitol rioter beat cops as they tried to save trampled woman: feds Biden proposes interim power-sharing deal between Afghan government, Taliban What’s in a name? Trump’s battle with RNC heats up A Manhattan judge on Tuesday tossed a defamation suit filed by former President Donald Trump’s campaign against The New York Times. Trump’s campaign filed the lawsuit against the paper in February 2020, charging that a column the Times published March 27, 2019, defamed the president when it said his 2016 campaign was working with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. In his ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James E. d’Auguste said the column about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference was not defamatory since it appeared in the opinion section. “First, while the complaint alleges that the terms used in the article, such as ‘deal’ and ‘quid pro quo,’ are defamatory and false, Mr. Frankel’s commentary in his article is nonactionable opinion,” wrote d’Auguste. “And the overall context...
    Victory for net neutrality law in California Senior Iraq MP target of international extortion bid Dominion Voting Systems will "definitely" file more lawsuits against those who pushed false claims about its role in the 2020 election, CEO John Poulos told CNBC. Dominion has filed defamation suits against Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell. Asked directly if Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, "We are not ruling anybody out." Dominion Voting Systems CEO says companys intention is to get the facts on the table CNBC See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next How you can save $1 million for retirement USA TODAY How much the most populous states pay mail carriers GOBankingRates Creepy ways your company can spy on you while you work from home Veuer Major companies suspend social media advertising over online hate speech CBS News Women and retirement planning Money Talks News This bookshop survived earthquakes and recessions. But...
    VIDEO3:3603:36Dominion Voting Systems CEO says company's intention is to get the facts on the tableClosing Bell Dominion Voting Systems, a primary target of baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, will "definitely" file more lawsuits against those who pushed those false claims, the company's CEO said Tuesday. CEO John Poulos, whose company filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit a day earlier against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, confirmed that more legal action was coming in an interview with CNBC's Eamon Javers on "Closing Bell." It's "definitely not the last lawsuit," Poulos said. Asked directly if Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, "We are not ruling anybody out." Dominion since January has also filed suits against former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell.Combination of Mike Lindell, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell who are being sued by Dominion Voting Systems.Reuters | Getty Images | ReutersThey and Lindell are all accused of causing "irreparable harm" to the company's reputation through their spread of baseless conspiracy theories. The three lawsuits each seek more than $1.3 billion...
    More On: letitia james AG to file lawsuit calling for federal oversight of NYPD over protest response AG recuses herself from COVID vaccine fraud case over friendship with CEO Cuomo says AG to probe vaccine ‘fraud,’ vows $1M fine for violations New York leads blockbuster antitrust lawsuits against Facebook On Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for supposedly excessive force and false arrests during the Black Lives Matter protests/riots this summer. The suit alleges that the NYPD and its top brass have failed to address a “longstanding pattern” of abuse by not properly training, supervising and disciplining officers to prevent misconduct. “There is no question that the NYPD engaged in a pattern of excessive, brutal and unlawful force against peaceful protesters,” James claims. This follows a July report from the AG’s office that reached similar conclusions and a December critique from the city Department of Investigation that said the NYPD made “a number of key errors” that “likely escalated tensions” among those who took to the streets in the wake of George Floyd’s...
    (CNN Business)Google is now facing its third antitrust lawsuit.As many as 38 state attorneys general filed the latest suit against Google Thursday. The suit alleges that the company has abused a monopoly in the markets for online search and search advertising. The lawsuit is being led by eight states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah. It mirrors an earlier antitrust suit filed by the Justice Department and 11 states earlier this fall that claimed Google uses anticompetitive agreements to secure a dominant position for its search engine on smartphones. But it also goes further, tacking on additional allegations that Google moved to block or downrank search results from specialized engines in the travel, home improvement and entertainment sectors. "The states also allege that Google's acquisition and command of vast amounts of data obtained because of consumers' lack of choice has fortified Google's monopolies and created new barriers to competition and consumer value," said a release from the office of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser.Read MoreNew York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement: "For...
    The attorney general of New York has filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, seeking to force a divestiture of acquisitions such as Instagram and WhatsApp. The suit filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James, and joined by 47 other state attorneys general.  The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, Facebook illegally acquired potential competitors in a predatory manner in order to dominate the market, and seeks to potentially split up the company by unwinding those deals. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.   New York Attorney General Letitia James led the coalition of 48 states in the lawsuit Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 'For nearly a decade, Facebook has used its dominance and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,' said James in a statement.  'Today, we are taking action to stand up for the millions of consumers and many small businesses that have been harmed by Facebook's...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states - Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - whose election results handed the White House to President-elect Joe Biden.In the suit, he claims that pandemic-era changes to election procedures in those states violated federal law and asks the U.S. Supreme Court to block the states from voting in the Electoral College.The last-minute bid, which legal experts have already characterized as a long shot, comes alongside dozens of similar attempts by President Donald Trump and his political allies. The majority of those lawsuits have already failed.There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, officials in most states and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr have said. Biden won in all four states where Paxton is challenging the results.In a filing to the high court Tuesday, The Texas Tribune reports Paxton claims the four battleground states broke the law by instituting pandemic-related changes to election policies, whether "through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity."SAFE HARBOR DAY: What to know about law that locks Congress into accepting Joe Biden's...
    A top Russian model is suing Ralph Lauren for $20million, claiming the prestigious fashion house used her likeness without consent.   Anastassia Khozissova, 41, who has graced the pages of Vogue as well as modelling for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood, filed suit in New York. Khozissova, who spent a decade on catwalks for Ralph Lauren and once dated Oscar Pistorius, alleges that the label continued to use photos and film of her without her permission and without compensating her. The suit alleges that Khozissova uncovered 'an elaborate fraud scheme within Ralph Lauren Corp' that led to her being ousted from the company.  Anastassia Khozissova, 41 (left), is suing the eponymous fashion house of Ralph Lauren (right) for $20million for allegedly using her likeness without permission Khozissova (left and far right) claims that Ralph Lauren continued using photos and videos of her after she left the brand in 2014 and without her permission or compensating her The suit also names HBO, which is currently streaming the documentary Very Ralph in which Khozissova features. Legal papers filed...
    Johnny Depp has lost his libel suit against The Sun, News Group Newspapers, and journalist Dan Wootton after they published an article in 2018 claiming Depp attacked then-wife Amber Heard, according to Fox 13. The 2018 article said that Depp was violent against Heard throughout their relationship. The two met in 2011 and married in February of 2015. Their relationship was cut short when Heard filed for divorce 15 months after being married and got a restraining order against Depp.  TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 17: Johnny Depp attends the ‘Lone Ranger’ Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on July 17, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.The film will open on August 2 in Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images) Justice Andrew Nicol stated that this article “was substantially true,” as he oversaw the case, according to Reuters. However, Depp’s side of the story tells a different tale. He claims that Heard was actually the person with violent tendencies, specifically citing an incident in which Heard threw a vodka bottle at Depp which severed his finger, according to NBC News. Depp’s lawyer stated that...
    LONDON — Britain's High Court has ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel action against the owner of the Sun tabloid over allegations that he was a “wife beater.” In a ruling Monday, Justice Andrew Nicol said Depp has “not succeeded in his action for libel.”AMBER HEARD DENIES FABRICATING INJURIES IN JOHNNY DEPP LIBEL TRIAL Though Nicol said Depp had “proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel,” the defendants had shown that “what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true.” FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, US actor and film producer Johnny Deep during the photocall for his film "Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane Macgoman" at the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain. Britain’s judicial office said Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020, that judge Andrew Nicol will deliver his verdict in writing on Nov. 2, ruling on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, FILE) ...
     Presented by the Walton Family Foundation   To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN   --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   NEWS THIS MORNING I know, I know. Google lawsuits happen a lot. But this one is big:   Via The New York Times’s David McCabe and Cecilia Kang, “The Justice Department accused Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the government’s most significant legal challenge to a tech company’s market power in a generation.” https://nyti.ms/3dIw2Mj  For example: “…through several exclusive business contracts and agreements that lock out competition. Such contracts include Google’s payment of billions of dollars to Apple to place the Google search engine as the default for iPhones.”  The full story: https://nyti.ms/3dIw2Mj   Tidbit from the suit:    Hyperlink https://bit.ly/3dKAJ8l  READ THE FULL 64-PAGE COMPLAINT: ...
    Steve Barnes, attorney known for catchy TV jingle, dies in small plane crash in New York state 6 Adored Local Restaurants That Have Just Closed Their Doors Meredith has dropped its suit against Sports Illustrated operator Maven over unpaid fees, saying the sides have reached an agreement There have been a lot of strange stories about Sports Illustrated operator Maven over the past few months, including today’s news on further layoffs of Maven team site publishers and the elimination of remaining publishers’ guaranteed pay. But Maven has apparently reached a deal in one of the more notable public actions against them, the lawsuit for  $1,087,065 in damages (plus interest and attorneys’ fees) that former SI owner Meredith filed against them in August. Here’s the latest news on that, via Keith J. Kelly of The New York Post: © Provided by Awful Announcing The Maven homepage. Publishing house Meredith has dropped its $1 million lawsuit against Maven, the operator of Sports Illustrated. “We dismissed our suit as we have come to an agreement with them that we are satisfied with,” said...
    Four people, including the partner to one of the victims of the deadly August 25 protest shooting in Kenosha, are suing Facebook for enabling the violence that overtook the Wisconsin city.  The five-count civil complaint was filed on Tuesday in a state federal court, arguing that Facebook 'empowered right wing militias to inflict extreme violence and deprive Plaintiffs and protestors of their rights' by providing a space for groups to recruit and plan violence.  The suit also named alleged shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, a follower of the fringe anti-government group 'boogaloo,' and a commander of a militia group Kenosha Guard as being a part of a violent conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of Black Lives Matter protesters in attendance, Buzzfeed News reports.  Four plaintiffs are suing Facebook, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse (pictured) and others for their part in inflicting extreme violence and depriving protesters of their constitutional rights during demonstrations on AUgust 25 Four people are suing Facebook for its alleged role in enabling the violence that overtook the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August. The suit, McNeal v. Facebook, Inc.,...
    Attorney General Letitia James won a lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop his administration from not counting undocumented immigrants in the census and as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. James was joined by attorneys general from 21 states plus the District of Columbia and 16 other cities in the suit. Three judges from the Southern District of New York ruled on Thursday that the U.S. Constitution explicitly requires all “persons” to be counted and doesn’t limit the count to only citizens. “The constitution is clear:  every person must be counted in the census,” said James Johnson, the NYC Corporation Counsel, who was a part of the suit. “Every. Person. The stakes for this decision were high. It’s not just about congressional representation, though that is essential, nor is it just about federal support though that is needed. This decision is critical because it validates the yet to be realized promise of the Constitution to validate the humanity of everyone. Every. Person.”
    Drew Angerer/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Yesterday, in what the New York Times dubbed a “highly unusual legal move,” the Department of Justice moved to take over the defense of President Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll, a writer and advice columnist, who alleges Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. Carroll sued Trump for defamation in New York state court last November, months after New York Magazine first published a story containing her allegations. Her lawsuit claims that the president defamed her when, in the hours and days after the story was published that June, Trump denied it at least three times, saying that her story was fabricated, that he had never met Carroll (despite a 1987 photograph showing them together at a party), and that he would not have assaulted Carroll because she was “not [his] type.” “The rape of a woman is a violent crime; compounding that crime with acts of malicious libel is...
    Donald Trump could soon have the United States Department of Justice defending him against a defamation suit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll if a motion filed on Tuesday is accepted by the judge overseeing the case. Dan Berman of CNN wrote that if Trump does get a defense team that is funded by the taxpayers, it would likely be unprecedented. Caroll has accused Trump of committing sexual assault on her and the administration is claiming that while that alleged assault happened when he was a private citizen, the comments he made that led to the lawsuit happened while he was in office. When Trump was asked about the claims that he sexually assaulted the woman in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman’s he said the allegations were totally false. He also claimed he’d never met her in his life. The potential change in attorneys for Trump isn’t just a matter of having someone else argue his side. If the Justice Department is allowed to make this move, it could mean an end to the suit, almost immediately....
    New York wedding venues have launched a class action lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo for preventing facilities from hosting events that have more than 50 people, arguing an entire industry could collapse if the ban isn't lifted. Governor Cuomo ordered that all gatherings, including weddings, could not exceed 50 people because of Covid-19. Meanwhile restaurants, which were initially barred from indoor dining for the same reason, are now permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity. (New York City does not allow any indoor dining).  Wedding and catering facilities have cried foul, demanding to be treated the same as restaurants, and last Friday Buffalo-based law firm Rupp Baase filed suit against Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, Empire State Development Corporation and the State Liquor Authority, to challenge the ban.  They are fighting for venues to be able to operate at half capacity - the same restrictions imposed on restaurants for indoor dining - arguing the ban is discriminatory and could put thousands out of business.  Long Island-based Anthony Pellegrino, owner of Beach Club Estates in Ronkonkoma, could be one of those at-risk...
    Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times is moving forward and headed to trial after a federal judge ruled Friday that a jury will decide whether the newspaper acted with "actual malice" when it published a false editorial pointing to Palin as the motivation behind the 2011 assassination attempt on former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.). What are the details?Palin sued The Times in 2017 over a piece that linked materials distributed by the former Alaskan governor's political action committee and the Tucson, Arizona, mass murder at a Giffords event that left six people dead and Giffords injured. An excerpt from the editorial — which was later corrected — read:Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl. At the time, we and others were sharply critical of the heated political rhetoric on the right. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin's political action committee circulated a map that showed the targeted electoral...
    It is summer, and temperatures are higher inside the suits of doctors fighting the coronavirus in hospitals around the world. This video has circulated profusely through the internet in China, to the point that has added more than six million views and thousands of comments on the Weibo social network. Its about VIDEO of a doctor who removes a large puddle of sweat from her protective suit against the coronavirus, and that has gone viral for what it represents: the great effort of the medical staff who spend hours in their special clothing despite the inclement weather. In the clip you see the doctor who sits on a chair and rolls up the right leg of her suit to let out a stream of water which, according to Weibo, is sweat; then he does the same with the other leg during a medical staff break. The publication reports that The images were captured in one of the hospitals in the city of Urumchi, in China, on August 8 and it is not the only one that has circulated on...
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